RIM CEO Thorsten Heins revealed the features of the new OS running on a prototype device at their annual BlackBerry World Conference in Orlando, Florida. Unfortunately for BlackBerry fans out there, the launch date of the new BlackBerry device was not released.
RIM used to be a company of choice for businessmen and entrepreneurs and their handset of choice was the BlackBerry for its push email and BBM service. Now, the company is trying to figure out what went wrong and how they could salvage what is left with the company and rally to reclaim lost fortune.
Analyst’s says that RIM’s future is heavily dependent on their new software platform which is the BlackBerry 10.
Heins said, “I’m very, very confident we will be there later this year with an exciting product. Make no mistake, this is not the final device, this is not the final hardware. But it’s a very, very important milestone for us.”
The prototype device had a touchscreen with no physical keyboard present. It features a modified touchscreen keypad that enables users to select full words with a single stroke.
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